About Volcanoes National Park - The most famous and hot spot destination in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans Kinyarwanda: Pariki y’Igihugu y’Ibirunga) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the rare and endangered mountain gorilla and golden monkeys. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), and spans 160 km2 covered in rainforest and bamboo.

“In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat,” wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey, “are great, old volcanoes towering almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest – the Virungas”.

This Park was named after the chain of dormant volcanoes making up the Virunga Massif: Karisimbi (the highest at 4,507m), Bisoke with its verdant Crater Lake, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura.  These five volcanoes have become a hiking paradise for the mountain hikers and photographers who like to take land scape photography.

Top Highlights at Volcanoes

Volcanoes National ParkGorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Waking up in the early morning, looking for your boots, camera batteries, phone and carrying your packed food to head for a briefing for a gorilla encounter is something, that you will never stop thinking of once you’re to trek or you returned from the trekking. Read More

Volcanoes National ParkBird Watching in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Bird watching is one of the most enjoyed and carried out activities for birders as the Virunga area is also known to be a birding paradise beside the golden monkeys and gorilla trekking activities which has made this park so famous worldwide. Read More

Volcanoes National ParkGolden Monkey Trekking at Volcanoes National Park

Besides tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park, rare golden monkeys have been sighted in the magnificent Virunga Mountains for quite a long time. Golden monkey trekking is one of the most done activities within. Read More


1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
When on a business tour or conference in Kigali - Rwanda, you can opt to extend your stay for a single day gorilla trek in Rwanda and then after flying out of the country in the afternoon than coming to the home of the gorillas and fly out without seeing these gentle creatures. This is a magical lifetime experience.
2 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
2 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
You will be picked by your guide, from your hotel accommodation in Kigali or airport in case you arrive with morning flight and head for a city tour to visit the Kigali Genocide memorial ground where over 25000 bodies of victims of genocide were given a decent burial and later have lunch in a local restaurant.
3 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking
3 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking
Today you will be picked at your lodge or upon you’re your hotel by your guide, head for a city tour to visit the local market and Kigali genocide memorial ground before being transferred to Musanze near Volcanoes National Park where you will your dinner and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Volcanoes National Park


Rwanda is a country of a thousand hills, filled with lush vegetation and thick rain forests of Nyungwe, abundant rivers and lakes. The country is renowned for its famous mountain gorillas which inhabit Parc National de Volcanoes providing wonderful gorilla tracking adventures for those on safari to Rwanda – this is the Rwanda you will experience. Feel the thrill and adventure of a close encounter with wild mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park, monkeys, buffalo and leopard in Akagera National Park treasure by choosing one of the Rwanda Safaris from this website or contact the listed tour operators for the best safari packages revealing Africa`s hottest new Eco-tourism destination for the adventurous & discerning traveler. Get to know how and what you need to know before Traveling


Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park today has a number of 10 fully habituated gorilla groups for visitors to encounter and one set aside for research purpose for the study of the gorillas by the researchers. The group is known as Kwita Izina from which baby gorilla naming ceremony are selected. This means, a number of 80 gorilla permits are available each day for tourists going watch gorilla groups on a single day since only 8 individuals are only allowed per day to visit a single group of the gorillas. The gorillas live in what is called a family, and as this family grows up to big numbers, they form a group.

Rwanda is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain, with rainforest on the western heights and heavily-cultivated fields in the valleys below. Rwanda is as well known for its traumatic history, including the 1994 genocide, as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country with a truly inspiring story.


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